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(Patch)   Black Friday takes on a whole new meaning as some shelters are offering their entire inventory of black felines for free to good homes, just in time for Caturday   (kirkland.patch.com) divider line 101
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2012-11-24 03:13:23 PM  
3 votes:
The Ice Queen: If bag of dirty dicks did that to my parents, he'd need surgery to remove my crutch from a certain part of his anatomy.

He made my mother cry. Huge, sobbing tears. I report his erratic driving whenever I happen to see him driving home from his local watering hole. He's got two previous DUIs on his record, and a third will put him over the top... only a matter of time. Walking the cat is spiteful and petty, but you don't fark with my mommy and my kid.
2012-11-25 09:12:14 PM  
2 votes:

Via Infinito: lilyspad: Oh wow. This is going to be our first year with my kitty AND a Christmas tree... I'm thinking if I don't put any ornaments up that are breakable, we'll be okay?

Yeah...you'll be fine! The tree, maybe not so much.....enjoy!!

The only problem is that I think we have only 5 ornaments that aren't made of glass. I guess garland and lights will have to do this year. Kitties don't chew through the strings of lights on the tree, do they? Should I just put the garland on the tree and call it a day?


Garland and lights are a good starts. You can always add ornaments once you know how kittehs will behave. My kitteh only cares about the tree skirt. And a few of "his" ornaments. Hung low. On Purpose! :)
2012-11-25 01:20:58 PM  
2 votes:
Comments above, don't recall seeing such a spotted skunk before. Tnx CDK. Also didn't know you guys kept ferrets at one time. Speaking of which, wonder where BBBB is ...
Fail to recall whether lutefisk is Swedish or Norse. If I weren't so lazy I cd GdSearch it to see which. May do so later, then I'll know -- mayhap for all time & beyond!
A rwo-fer from the Viral grid!
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So my friend heard scratching from within her apartment wall, just behind their light switch. They removed the switch expecting to see a rat or possum... This is what popped out. After pic#2 Adorable and relatively healthy!... No one still knows where it came from or how it got in there!?
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Posted ~hr ago, still fewer than 100 comments. Didn't votie again, but can inabit. The Cute Are Among Us, Hiding In Strange Places!!
2012-11-24 05:58:44 PM  
2 votes:

serialsuicidebomber: If only I had a python.......


Go troll elsewhere. This is the weekly Caturday thread. If you don't like nor appreciate cats, dogs, ferrets, etc. then begone. No one forced you to read this thread.
2012-11-24 02:26:01 PM  
2 votes:
This jaunty young felon is my rescued Siamese-mix Cockeye (super cross-eyed with impaired vision). Our HOA president issued a ban on all animals being outside of their yards sans leash this summer, directed at my furred escape artist and three or four other cats in our subdivision. He was a satchel of dirty dicks about the whole thing, though, and was incredibly unpleasant. (He barged into my home, screaming and red-faced, on two occasions. He cornered my teenage son on his way to school, threatening to trap and kill our pet. He verbally assaulted my visiting 70 year old mother and 76 year old father about the cat as well, since I rent from them, along with a few other nasty incidents.)

In response to his nastiness, I leash-trained my cat to get around the new by-laws. We parade Cockeye up and down the sidewalk in front of his home whenever he's out doing yard work, and there is not a single damn thing he can do about it. My family has developed an intense interest in Cockeye's daily constitutionals: my mother will rush in when she arrives, yelling, "That bastard is outside, get the leash!" and then spend a half an hour talking to my neighbors along the street, Cockeye happily strutting his stuff along and enjoying the spectacle.

Because people stop and exclaim whenever they see a cat walking on a leash.

/Cockeye: most popular pet in the neighborhood now
//Crazy guy: still a bag of dirty dicks, but an impotent one

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2012-11-23 03:16:49 AM  
2 votes:
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2012-11-22 07:22:07 PM  
2 votes:
I was sitting on the porch earlier this afternoon, enjoying a stogie.
Minding my own business.
About that time, a stray cat walked up on the porch, looked at me,
wandered over towards me and then it jumped up onto my lap.

She buried her face into my whiskers, then climbed up my chest and gave me head bonks.
Then, she climbed up onto my shoulder and purred into my left ear for several minutes before
climbing back down onto my lap and inviting me to pet her.

She was so close, and the camera on my phone is so crappy that I wasn't able
to get any decent pictures to prove that it really happened. Oh well.

I got myself some actual "Furry Lovin"!

The kitteh in question...
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2012-11-26 10:00:31 PM  
1 votes:
Plus, he's gotten me to using Chrome again....I've tried it before, and didn't really like it, but he gave me some tips which might help my tech-tard brain, so, we'll see! :D
2012-11-26 09:52:52 PM  
1 votes:
OKay...so my dear friend was here for quite a while, and he decided that my anti-virus program was causing a lot of my "slowness" issues....so he deleted it, AND I ordered a new compooter!! I saved 25% since it's Cyber-Monday! Should be here by Friday.... :D So, now, just for sh*ts and giggles, I'm going to see if I can find a pic to post.... bb soon, I hope!
2012-11-26 07:50:54 PM  
1 votes:
Real Women her name was Gail. As in gails of laughter, gail force winds of fun.
2012-11-26 07:22:49 PM  
1 votes:

tigerose: Real Women Drink Akvavit: tigerose: Real Women Thanks. Cancer is a dreadful thing. I suppose the hardest part of this is that if she'd been properly diagnosed, she would have had a chance.

That's what I was thinking as well, and that's what made it even worse for me. My friend was initially misdiagnosed as well and that made things worse. Having witnessed that sort of thing and... well, I don't usually tear up. Not even at funerals. But now I have a little bit of a tear issue coming on and some impromptu prayers to the Grey Lady, Hel, Guardian of the Dead of the Norse pantheon, coming into my head. I hope your friend would not mind too much if my weirdly Heathen, polytheistic, agnostic butt made a small offering of mead to Lady Hel later tonight, when it is dark, in her honor. You never know until you're there (or you don't know anything at all) and I have the Nordic stuff covered for all of us.

Rest well, dear lady. Your pain is over. The pain for those you have left behind is just beginning. Hopefully, they shall all heal.

*quiet, gentle hails*

I am sure she would not mind at all. She loved her Manhattins and iced Amarretto..so I am sure a wee dram of Mead would be welcome.

The life went out of her when she had the diagnosis...we mourn deepest who have left important things unsaid. Like, "thank you for understanding my odd child, engaging him in conversation, listening"..A great gift. Sharing her experiences with her own son..making me feel like I was doing the right thing.

I shall miss her.


It just got a hell of a lot dustier in here.

I'll do a small bót to Lady Hel in your friend's honor tonight. If you share her first name at least, it would help. Well, help me at least. Then I'd have a name to go with my thanks of mercy to the Grey Lady. Obviously Hela knows who your friend is already or she would not have claimed her and relieved her of her suffering.

I don't know if this will help or not, but from the Nordic POV, she's in a good place. She can be reborn, she can be a disir (departed female relatives who sometimes interfere in our affairs, regarded by many of us as guardians), she can wander Lady Hel's halls and visit with other departed relatives who did not die in battle (those go elsewhere) or simply sleep. There are many options. That little bit of lore always helped me when dealing with a loss. When I have a dream with women in them trying to tell me something, I've always wondered if it was one of my disir trying to tell me something rather than just a dream. So watch your dreams well. She may pop up in yours, as you were apparently dear to one another.

/yeah, I'm superstitious and a Heathen
//yet strangely agnostic
2012-11-26 07:06:14 PM  
1 votes:
I haz a sad. My good friend from UpNorth has passed away. She had colon cancer, which wasn't properly diagnosed or treated. The most treatable cancer out there, And the docs farked it up. And my freinds weren't willing to get other tests done when she first had problems. So a bright light has been extinguished, and for naught.

I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend, Tigerose. Keep happy thoughts close to your heart for her. ((HUGS))
2012-11-26 06:59:51 PM  
1 votes:

tigerose: Real Women Thanks. Cancer is a dreadful thing. I suppose the hardest part of this is that if she'd been properly diagnosed, she would have had a chance.


That's what I was thinking as well, and that's what made it even worse for me. My friend was initially misdiagnosed as well and that made things worse. Having witnessed that sort of thing and... well, I don't usually tear up. Not even at funerals. But now I have a little bit of a tear issue coming on and some impromptu prayers to the Grey Lady, Hel, Guardian of the Dead of the Norse pantheon, coming into my head. I hope your friend would not mind too much if my weirdly Heathen, polytheistic, agnostic butt made a small offering of mead to Lady Hel later tonight, when it is dark, in her honor. You never know until you're there (or you don't know anything at all) and I have the Nordic stuff covered for all of us.

Rest well, dear lady. Your pain is over. The pain for those you have left behind is just beginning. Hopefully, they shall all heal.

*quiet, gentle hails*
2012-11-26 06:36:42 PM  
1 votes:

tigerose: Brian Blessed's Bastard Boy: One last pic for this extended Thanksgiving addition of Caturday. Here's the baby beardies enjoying their feast of crickets and greens. Crickets are not actually seen being eaten.

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They are really neat looking! And so big! I never knew they matured so swiftly! When do they start breeding?


Not for at least another year. We will be taking them to the pet store in two weeks, but they should mature in about another 8-9 months, and then they'll figure out whether they are male or female. We thought the daughter's first was a female, only to find out it was male. That's why Sage got his Rosemary, and we got the 11 spice babies.
2012-11-26 06:34:14 PM  
1 votes:

tigerose: I haz a sad. My good friend from UpNorth has passed away. She had colon cancer, which wasn't properly diagnosed or treated. The most treatable cancer out there, And the docs farked it up. And my freinds weren't willing to get other tests done when she first had problems. So a bright light has been extinguished, and for naught.


I am very sorry to hear about your friend. Remember her for all that made her your friend , the joy of all the stupid things that friends do and the shoulder to cry on when needed. You have many friends here with a shoulder to cry on and many that will do stupid things that make you laugh.

The shoulder to cry on
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The stupid thing to make you laugh. (I hope)
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2012-11-26 09:07:05 AM  
1 votes:

John Buck 41: Real Women Drink Akvavit: gremlin1: tigerose: Good Meowning! Happy Moansday. This will be the first day back frm break, so you know the kids are going to be nuts..and it is a full moon week too...good thing Eli will be home at lunch time. I will need the furryaffection!

In Pa the schools are closed today for the first day of deer season. Today is not a day to go for a walk in the woods. But have a good day at work.

Do the farmers have to paint the word "cow" on the sides of their cows during deer season? I've heard of that kind of thing before, but wasn't sure if it was a joke or not.

/city girl

Deer season in Maine ended this past Saturday. Never seen one on a cow, but I have seen some horses wearing blaze orange around their necks.


Now that's just sad. I'm hell on a pepsi can with a handgun or light rifle, but even I know you have to visualize your target and know what it is, not just shoot because you "thought" you heard a deer or something like that. If someone can't tell the difference between a deer and a horse, something even my urban dwelling self can do, they shouldn't be allowed guns of any kind. They are either not visualizing their target or they are idiots.

I have nothing against hunters, I just think some of them shouldn't be allowed to hunt as they are a hazard to everyone else.

/end tiny rant
2012-11-26 09:01:18 AM  
1 votes:

Real Women Drink Akvavit: gremlin1: tigerose: Good Meowning! Happy Moansday. This will be the first day back frm break, so you know the kids are going to be nuts..and it is a full moon week too...good thing Eli will be home at lunch time. I will need the furryaffection!

In Pa the schools are closed today for the first day of deer season. Today is not a day to go for a walk in the woods. But have a good day at work.

Do the farmers have to paint the word "cow" on the sides of their cows during deer season? I've heard of that kind of thing before, but wasn't sure if it was a joke or not.

/city girl


Deer season in Maine ended this past Saturday. Never seen one on a cow, but I have seen some horses wearing blaze orange around their necks.
2012-11-26 08:52:46 AM  
1 votes:

gremlin1: Real Women Drink Akvavit: gremlin1: tigerose: Good Meowning! Happy Moansday. This will be the first day back frm break, so you know the kids are going to be nuts..and it is a full moon week too...good thing Eli will be home at lunch time. I will need the furryaffection!

In Pa the schools are closed today for the first day of deer season. Today is not a day to go for a walk in the woods. But have a good day at work.

Do the farmers have to paint the word "cow" on the sides of their cows during deer season? I've heard of that kind of thing before, but wasn't sure if it was a joke or not.

/city girl

I know people that go to their hunting cabins on Friday and spend the weekend playing poker, drinking beer and riding their ATV in the woods.On Monday morning they sit in the woods with a hangover and a loaded gun and wonder why they never see a deer, For those people even painting the cows wouldn't help. Although my niece has a reflector jacket for her golden retriever and keeps her close to the house for a couple of weeks. This week is crazy week for the hunters.


My sister hunts and fishes and does all that kind of thing, but she doesn't drink while she's out there. I've never understood the "loaded gun + booze = totally cool" mentality and neither has my sister. She's got a few DUI's under her belt, which makes me wonder why she still has a license, but even she has the sense not to drink and hunt (or attempt to do so).

The only hunting I do is at the grocery store. "Oh, look. It has already been killed to death, butchered and is neatly wrapped in plastic. How thoughtful!" so I really don't understand the whole thing. To each their own, though. Just don't hurt anyone else in the process of doing "your own".
2012-11-26 07:56:40 AM  
1 votes:

tigerose: Good Meowning! Happy Moansday. This will be the first day back frm break, so you know the kids are going to be nuts..and it is a full moon week too...good thing Eli will be home at lunch time. I will need the furryaffection!


In Pa the schools are closed today for the first day of deer season. Today is not a day to go for a walk in the woods. But have a good day at work.
2012-11-26 12:18:29 AM  
1 votes:

ArmednHammered: Real Women Drink Akvavit: AlienDandelion I would love to see your cook fest! While I am none too fond of cops, I would find the sight of everyone for many city blocks running while screaming in terror as if Godzilla was emerging from the Canadian landscape (for some odd reason) incredibly amusing!

Then since the house would be destroyed, we'd get a hotel room with a kitchenette while I biatched and whined about available equipment and made everyone dinner

/including Canadian Godzilla
//everyone's gotta eat, preferably not buildings or people


This could shape up to be a really good FARK party!
I'm in Central Cali, I'll pick you up on the way to lilyspads place, LOL.
/Kitchenette my a$$, you two will get a full kitchen if I have anything to say about it!


AWESOME! I can see the next day's FARK headline already. "Chubby metal head TFette chef at FARK party burns down church in a fit of pique when quiche doesn't turn out perfectly while invoking Odin and George Carlin simultaneously. Yes, alcohol and ear skritches for kittehs were involved."

I think that would the the FARK headline to end all headlines. Like, forever, dude.

*snert*
2012-11-26 12:05:01 AM  
1 votes:
MaudlinMutantMollusk:

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2012-11-25 11:40:39 PM  
1 votes:

lilyspad: Real Women Drink Akvavit: Thank you! We can swap recipe ideas, if not actual recipes since I tend to use the "Hmmm... this sounds good" drop and slop method of cooking, especially at home. Recipes be damned, I will cook what I want to cook with what I have!

HA! That's the way I cook too! My Mom was Southern, so everything was fried or cooked with lard or bacon grease. When I was growing up, I started to experiment with spices....which she wasn't into. Salt and pepper where pretty much all there was. So even now, if I'm cooking something, I will open up a spice and smell it, and think"would this be good to add?" That's how I've always cooked....My Mom always was proud to say "I taught her all I know", but then I always added "but she didn't teach me all that I know"! God, I miss her.....


I credit a Southern Lady from Oklahoma with my Grandma relearning English! When she was first dumped here, unceremoniously and without warning, by psycho uncle after her stroke, we had to hire physical therapists, speech therapists, immigration lawyers - you name it, we probably had it. It was hard on all of us and incredibly draining in so many ways. Anyway, there was an adult day care center that has since closed (sadly) that we'd take her to for an hour or so a day after she started coming around a bit, and a very nice Southern Lady was interested in my gran for some reason. Maybe she was just super friendly to the immigrant. I do not know. She was always bringing my gran things from her own heritage. She brought my gran fried green tomatoes, grits, biscuits and gravy - her and my gran just clicked somehow. My gran now has a taste for Southern food. I ain't talkin' the South of Norway, either. I learned to make fried okra very quickly. That old Okie lady is a frequent visitor to our house and my gran enjoys her company. Also, it's kind of funny when she's visiting and I go into grandma's sitting room and see two old ladies sacked out in deep sleep in recliners in front of the TV with GSN playing at ear bleed volume while I'm trying to bring them sweet tea and some nice pecan pie or something. With a cat sniffing their faces. "Hmmm. What did they eat and why didn't I get any?"

I love Southern food. It's not much different than any other regional food from anywhere else, if you think about it. Use what you have, and use it well and make it tasty! I even have the metal container of bacon grease in my fridge right now. Gran LOVES it. LOL! 

/adds bacon ends to shopping list
//running low on the grease
2012-11-25 10:43:21 PM  
1 votes:
so, I think I might go and get a wreath to hang here in the house. Scent, without the fire hazard!

I bought a product this year called "scent-cicles". They are like artificial ice cicles to hang on the fake tree, and they smell like pine! I hadn't seen them before, so I decide to try them. I put up 1 in the living room, and it really does smell like pine! I am actually impressed.
2012-11-25 10:33:12 PM  
1 votes:
Someone asked about hair ball remedies earlier in the thread and said their kitty wasn't eating as much as usual. The cat would try to hork it up, but nothing would come out. Sounds like it might have gotten too big to pass in either direction, you should probably talk to your vet. You can get Petromalt at most pet stores and others here will hopefully add their home remedies. But seriously, if your cat isn't eating like normal it's time for a check up.
2012-11-25 10:26:04 PM  
1 votes:

Via Infinito: lilyspad: The tree is a great game we play every year. "how high up do I have to put the ornaments before Lily can reach them"? The answer is ...top! She will get up in there and knock them down no matter how high I put them....I always hear little tinkles and rattles in the middle of the night when she gets hold of one, and tosses it in the kitchen! Like I said before....this time of year, her name is usually GODAMMITLILY! Usually at 1 or 2 in the morning.... :D

Oh wow. This is going to be our first year with my kitty AND a Christmas tree... I'm thinking if I don't put any ornaments up that are breakable, we'll be okay?


I had a friend whose new wife had this cat that HATED his wooden soldier ornaments. Their first year as a couple the poor soldiers fell, one by one. Their cat would also hit the very top branches of that tree to unleash unholy terror on the invading army! There was no safe place for those poor soldier ornaments. My friend and his wife would be laying in bed and hear *smack!* as one of his ornaments hit the wall after the cat launched some sort of air attack on them. Strangely, it was only the wooden soldiers. Their little wooden apple ornaments were completely untouched, even if they were right next to one of the soldiers. The death toll was horrific. By the time Christmas rolled around it was 12 to 0, cat wins. Every last one of the ornaments a casualty in the Great Feline Yule War Against Little Wooden Soldiers. Luckily, they were not family heirlooms or anything from what I was told.

I'm not sure there is such as thing as an unbreakable anything when it comes to cats. You may be one of the lucky ones and get a cat that just wants to chill out under the tree rather than climb it or attack the ornaments. That's how my GoGo Beastie is. She's not concerned with playing with or trying to kill ornaments. She's more concerned with "hmmm... I wonder how many stairs I can get a stoopid hoomin to fall down today?" No way to know about the ornaments until you try! Just be sure to remove any ornaments if kitteh is messing with them and they present a hazard. I'm sure you knew that though. I think most people do. Good luck with your tree!

:-)
2012-11-25 10:24:28 PM  
1 votes:

Real Women Drink Akvavit: John Buck 41: Real Women Drink Akvavit: Calamari is so rarely done well (as are scallops and a host of other delicate things)..

2 things--

1. I thought calamari WAS squid.
2. How do YOU pronounce scallops? Careful how you answer :)

As a Californian, raised by Norwegians, they are obviously pronounced "awesomely tasty, now gimme before I have to get pouty".

Or, if you are a linguist or something like that, like "scal-lups". So it's in two bits. Sadly, my English skills are so poor I had to clap to figure it out. "hmmmm.... scal *clap* lups *clap*".

Now we know part of the reason I cook for a living and have nearly my entire adult life. I am not the brightest bulb about too many things, but at least I can make things that make people fat, happy and full! The fat part may not be the best part, but the happy and full - definitely a good skill.

/if you're from Boston, don't let your cah go into the hahbah.
*giggles, runs away*


'Scallops' rhymes with 'ALL ups'. It most emphatically does not rhyme with the plural form of the fastest gait a horse can do, i.e., 'gallops'. Anyone who pronounces that word using the latter will be pionted at and laughed at in Maine.
2012-11-25 10:18:47 PM  
1 votes:

tigerose: I love the pine scent, but hubby's allergies do not


If you want the scent but not the sniffles, I recommend Scentsicles. Link. That or Yankee Candle Balsam and Cedar candles.
2012-11-25 10:08:42 PM  
1 votes:

John Buck 41: Real Women Drink Akvavit: Calamari is so rarely done well (as are scallops and a host of other delicate things)..

2 things--

1. I thought calamari WAS squid.
2. How do YOU pronounce scallops? Careful how you answer :)


As a Californian, raised by Norwegians, they are obviously pronounced "awesomely tasty, now gimme before I have to get pouty".

Or, if you are a linguist or something like that, like "scal-lups". So it's in two bits. Sadly, my English skills are so poor I had to clap to figure it out. "hmmmm.... scal *clap* lups *clap*".

Now we know part of the reason I cook for a living and have nearly my entire adult life. I am not the brightest bulb about too many things, but at least I can make things that make people fat, happy and full! The fat part may not be the best part, but the happy and full - definitely a good skill.

/if you're from Boston, don't let your cah go into the hahbah.
*giggles, runs away*
2012-11-25 10:08:24 PM  
1 votes:

valnt9: tigerose: Valnt9 ummm..mouth balls? giggle snort! I think you mean Moth balls..you do haz a tired! Hugs! From a fellow typoist!

Hope your buzy was worth it.

wOw, didn't see the Mouth/moth ball snafu.
//snert
yeah, I'm pleased with what got done.
I have Tues off so I'll probably get the tree up then.
my tree is almost entirely cats and crystals. (plastic crystal)
I do have a few ornaments that are well over 125 yrs old. (my grandmother's)
THEY go to the top of the tree, securely!
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I have ornery-ments like that! They get an extra twist of the hanger. This yr the tree will be artificial, as we do an every other yr, live tree thing. I love the pine scent, but hubby's allergies do not. So, one year he is safe, and one yr he invests in kleenex stock! :) Not quite that baf, but close...besides we will do some travelling this yr, and I would rather not worry about the flammable properties of used to be live trees...:) so, I think I might go and get a wreath to hang here in the house. Scent, without the fire hazard!
2012-11-25 10:01:09 PM  
1 votes:

Via Infinito: tigerose: Garland and lights are a good starts. You can always add ornaments once you know how kittehs will behave. My kitteh only cares about the tree skirt. And a few of "his" ornaments. Hung low. On Purpose! :)

Thanks for the advice. I was planning to break out the Christmas stuff this week, but really had no idea how to approach it now that Sake is old enough to get into everything.


They make some surprisingly nice stuff out of plastic these days that isn't very expensive. Fabric and paper ornaments are great too. You can always employ the creative/crafty abilities of any children you have handy if you don't feel like your tree is decorated enough, and they will be sooo pleased to see their little masterpieces on your tree. :)

But do avoid the tinsel strands, they can get tangled up in pets' digestive systems and cause nasty problems.

Also, if you use a real tree, keep an eye on the water level in case she decides that the reservoir is a new special fancy water dish just for her.

But keep a camera handy in case she goes mental for your tree, so you can post pics for us later. :)
Have fun!
2012-11-25 09:58:55 PM  
1 votes:

lilyspad: Real Women Drink Akvavit: brushed garlic infused olive oil on it

Do you make your own? I do....LOVE IT! I add rosemary to it while it sits. Delish!!!!! :D


Absolutely! Cheaper and usually much tastier! I am very lucky to have a rosemary bush in my back yard. It was here when we moved in. Unfortunately, it is very near the animal highway that seems to run through my yard, so you have to wash that stuff really, really well. I don't want any "extras" from the neighborhood kittehs in my infused anything, let alone my cooking.

I have never added rosemary to my garlic infused oil (will have to try a sample run batch of that - thanks for the idea!), but I do make a rosemary infused vinegar (I start with white wine vinegar for that) and make a very simple, but totally kickin', vinaigrette out of that and whatever else I have on hand from time to time. Especially in the summer, when I'm grilling huge chunks of beasts and even the squirrels are lurking nearby and drooling.

It's kind of funny how squirrels can be. It's like when they're slapping their little paws on the back fence they're not giving a warning at all. They're telling each other "dude, dude, DUDE! She's cooking again! At the very least we'll get some of those tasty Costco peanuts if we look cute!". They crack me up all the time with their silly shenanigans.
2012-11-25 09:44:35 PM  
1 votes:

tigerose: Valnt9 ummm..mouth balls? giggle snort! I think you mean Moth balls..you do haz a tired! Hugs! From a fellow typoist!

Hope your buzy was worth it.


wOw, didn't see the Mouth/moth ball snafu.
//snert
yeah, I'm pleased with what got done.
I have Tues off so I'll probably get the tree up then.
my tree is almost entirely cats and crystals. (plastic crystal)
I do have a few ornaments that are well over 125 yrs old. (my grandmother's)
THEY go to the top of the tree, securely!
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2012-11-25 09:28:19 PM  
1 votes:
Valnt9 ummm..mouth balls? giggle snort! I think you mean Moth balls..you do haz a tired! Hugs! From a fellow typoist!

Hope your buzy was worth it.
2012-11-25 09:22:35 PM  
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I have just now gotten to the end of the thread.
been busy-too busy. I haz a tired.
I have only had 1 Christmas without a cat and tree
in almost 30 years.
very simple.
tie the tree to the wall. in the corner of the room, if possible
bottom 1/3 unbreakable
and if the cat's really is a pain put a
few mouth balls in a knee hi and hang
in the tree.
Mouth balls keep cats away, too.
none of my crew has seen tinsel, either.
the tree skirt is mandatory for sleeping.
2012-11-25 09:20:18 PM  
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lilyspad: /Born, raised and praised in SoCal
//lives in NorCal now and proud of it!

I like you....you're funny!! AND a chef to boot! :D


Thank you! We can swap recipe ideas, if not actual recipes since I tend to use the "Hmmm... this sounds good" drop and slop method of cooking, especially at home. Recipes be damned, I will cook what I want to cook with what I have!

*tiny little chef like battle cry with bottle of hot sauce in one hand*
2012-11-25 09:08:32 PM  
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Via Infinito: lilyspad: The tree is a great game we play every year. "how high up do I have to put the ornaments before Lily can reach them"? The answer is ...top! She will get up in there and knock them down no matter how high I put them....I always hear little tinkles and rattles in the middle of the night when she gets hold of one, and tosses it in the kitchen! Like I said before....this time of year, her name is usually GODAMMITLILY! Usually at 1 or 2 in the morning.... :D

Oh wow. This is going to be our first year with my kitty AND a Christmas tree... I'm thinking if I don't put any ornaments up that are breakable, we'll be okay?


We have tied the tree to the wall in past yrs..and nothing breakable down low. No tisel either, as I do not fancy sparkling poo!
2012-11-25 08:24:54 PM  
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micromedic: tigerose, I like to tempt the kitties to see how much destruction they can cause..that or checking for the level of lazy, so it isn't tied down. : )


I have been lucky that none of my cats have ever attempted to climb the tree. Otherwise....

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/ the only concession i make for dragon is that the ornaments on the bottom branches are unbreakable, it is understood that they are fair game as cat toys
// oh, and i have to put the tree skirt down for him to sleep on
/// he has never seen tinsel
2012-11-25 07:34:51 PM  
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tigerose: johnson442: Real Women Drink Akvavit: Good Meowning! I am willing to bet I have resolved the skunk under the tool shed problem, no shovels needed. I stayed up alllll night after watching the little darling leave and boarding up the opening to his or her home. Then, I waited, moving to the porch in the wee hours and sitting silently in the dark for hours. Just as I suspected, just before dawn it returned, found its front door blocked, searched around a bit, then simply created a new entrance. Little bugger is under there right now getting its beauty sleep.

One thing you might try is to toss a few Mothballs under there (preferably while he is out). Haven't needed to do this myself, but I've heard of it from a long time back, so could be worth a try.

The down side might be that he just finds himself a new home somewhere close by, like under YOUR home!

/I regularly include a 'possum at the outside kitty dish. Lives in a hole in the yard.

I have heard of using Irish Spring Soap too...I know that when the animal control guys came to pick up a skunk that was injured across the street, he lured it into a cage and then threw a towel over it. I'm guessing that keeps them calm?? I dunno...all I can say is getting skunk out of fur is really nasty...human..might be worse?


Yep, think of it like throwing a towel over a horse's head when you're trying to keep them calm if there is something serious going on. Plus, if the skunk is pretty high strung or sick, if it can see where to aim, it will go for you.

/Dad does some trapping of raccoons, skunks, and opossums on the side with some friends.....
2012-11-25 07:02:44 PM  
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BBBB family is back online. Lost internet last week because the ferret terrorists chewed through our cable, and with work and everything else going on, didn't get it replaced until today. Junior B4, the son, celebrated his 11th b-day Wednesday, and for Thanksgiving, the mother finally got introduced to the B4 family tradition of Thanksgiving three course fondue meal. She was tentative at first, but was wiped out by the meat course, and asked later if we were making chocolate. All in all had a very nice and quiet day, and the wife was only a little put out by the fact that I did the majority of the cooking. The zoo front however, has been anything but. The baby beardies are growing fast, the ferrets are still terrorists, and the kittehs discovered the banana filled with Cosmic catnip and have gone absolutely insane. They decide to sleep all day, then rampage through the house at night with their bell collars jingling all night long. We had to get them collars, because my mom has tripped on Sake' and Scampi a couple of times at night going to the bathroom because they love to dart in front of you at night for some reason. Anyway, besides the usual animal insanity, it has been a nice quiet couple of weeks, even with me now working. I really enjoy the job, and may ask for more time here soon if things continue to go well. Below is a pic of Scampi loving the hell out of her banana.

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2012-11-25 06:25:07 PM  
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tigerose: Real Women Drink Akvavit: vudutek: tigerose: the owner comes out with a regular entree size dish of goat curry, and told my kid, "I made some goat for you". How awesome was that!

Thanks for the unintentional chuckle.... ;-)

I totally did not catch that until you brought it up! That is indeed lolsome!

/was too busy pondering the idea of roasted garlic naan - should be so easy it's stupid, but yummy
//the best foods are usually the most simple foods

I did not catch it either...but..oh my, Lol!

I have a nice chinese squid recipe. Spicy. I make it for hubby's b-day, if I don't have a concert to do. The trick with calamari and scallops is that you just tease it with some boiling water..you know that old joke about waving the chicken over the soup pot? It's not quite that, but close! I make an awesome scallop marinara, which my Mom loooved, and she is not a scallop/clam fan at. all. Like many things out there, it needs to be done right, or don't bother to serve it!

And this is so far off cats, it's silly! except that one of my past cats would run you over and eat your carcass if you even slightly smelled like seafood...:0 Eli, not so much. He can't haz, makes his guts unnhappy! Poo-puddles...uck.


I love to sear my scallops. Just make sure they're well dried first, of course.

Heh! When we had seafood specials at the restaurant, I'd always joke about how upset my family would be if I showed up after work with a whole new herd of cats who had followed me home. I love well prepared seafood, but so do cats!

The GoGo Beastie will ONLY eat the Friskies seafood flavors. None of that mixed grill for her or she'll give you a look that could turn Medusa to stone. That's why I was so blown away when she started sucking down the leftover gravy and begging for more. They always surprise us, don't they?
2012-11-25 06:17:18 PM  
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johnson442: Real Women Drink Akvavit: Good Meowning! I am willing to bet I have resolved the skunk under the tool shed problem, no shovels needed. I stayed up alllll night after watching the little darling leave and boarding up the opening to his or her home. Then, I waited, moving to the porch in the wee hours and sitting silently in the dark for hours. Just as I suspected, just before dawn it returned, found its front door blocked, searched around a bit, then simply created a new entrance. Little bugger is under there right now getting its beauty sleep.

One thing you might try is to toss a few Mothballs under there (preferably while he is out). Haven't needed to do this myself, but I've heard of it from a long time back, so could be worth a try.

The down side might be that he just finds himself a new home somewhere close by, like under YOUR home!

/I regularly include a 'possum at the outside kitty dish. Lives in a hole in the yard.


We used to have a possum that would show up every night, followed by our herd of raccoons. I'd be sitting on the back patio having a cigarette, quietly contemplating something odd, and it would waddle right on up, look at me and hiss. I guess it did not see me there until it was almost on top of me.

Another time, I was out there just chillin' when I noticed several pairs of glowing eyes staring at me. Yay! Fuzzy visitors! Noooo. Not yay at all. Turned out to be a group of raccoons and a couple of them were actually growling at me. I bailed back into the house so fast.

I don't leave food out at night. One of the joys of living in the 'burbs in my part of Cali is all of the wildlife. I like 'em, I just don't always want to tangle with 'em. Since the only practical place downstairs for the GoGo Beastie's feeding station is right in front of that sliding glass door, the local wildlife can see it. I once came boppin' out of my lair, probably softly singing some heavy metal song or another because I had my MP3 player on, when I noticed GoGo was losing her mind attacking the glass door. That's when I adjusted my glance and saw a raccoon, little hand reaching up to the door handle (!!!), trying to open that door to get to the GoGo Beastie's feeding station. Bandits! Home invaders! Run! *grabs broom from garage, prepares for battle, runs back to dining room* It did run off when it knew I had seen it, but man, I didn't know they knew how to open doors. Good thing a lifetime of bad or questionable neighborhoods (before this one) means I always, always, always, keep every door in this house locked.

My mom convinced the neighbor it would be best if Spot stayed in his swingin' bachelor pad under our tool shed. She used my reasoning, the same you used as well. The skunk would simply relocate nearby. Since Spot is not likely to leave his source of easy food, which would be her back yard, that could end up being under her house. So Spot gets to stay and if one of her dogs gets skunked again, that's no one's fault but her own. But poor goggie!

/GoGo is real tough when she's protected by glass!
2012-11-25 05:31:35 PM  
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johnson442: Real Women Drink Akvavit: Good Meowning! I am willing to bet I have resolved the skunk under the tool shed problem, no shovels needed. I stayed up alllll night after watching the little darling leave and boarding up the opening to his or her home. Then, I waited, moving to the porch in the wee hours and sitting silently in the dark for hours. Just as I suspected, just before dawn it returned, found its front door blocked, searched around a bit, then simply created a new entrance. Little bugger is under there right now getting its beauty sleep.

One thing you might try is to toss a few Mothballs under there (preferably while he is out). Haven't needed to do this myself, but I've heard of it from a long time back, so could be worth a try.

The down side might be that he just finds himself a new home somewhere close by, like under YOUR home!

/I regularly include a 'possum at the outside kitty dish. Lives in a hole in the yard.


I have heard of using Irish Spring Soap too...I know that when the animal control guys came to pick up a skunk that was injured across the street, he lured it into a cage and then threw a towel over it. I'm guessing that keeps them calm?? I dunno...all I can say is getting skunk out of fur is really nasty...human..might be worse?
2012-11-25 05:29:17 PM  
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Real Women Drink Akvavit: vudutek: tigerose: the owner comes out with a regular entree size dish of goat curry, and told my kid, "I made some goat for you". How awesome was that!

Thanks for the unintentional chuckle.... ;-)

I totally did not catch that until you brought it up! That is indeed lolsome!

/was too busy pondering the idea of roasted garlic naan - should be so easy it's stupid, but yummy
//the best foods are usually the most simple foods


I did not catch it either...but..oh my, Lol!

I have a nice chinese squid recipe. Spicy. I make it for hubby's b-day, if I don't have a concert to do. The trick with calamari and scallops is that you just tease it with some boiling water..you know that old joke about waving the chicken over the soup pot? It's not quite that, but close! I make an awesome scallop marinara, which my Mom loooved, and she is not a scallop/clam fan at. all. Like many things out there, it needs to be done right, or don't bother to serve it!

And this is so far off cats, it's silly! except that one of my past cats would run you over and eat your carcass if you even slightly smelled like seafood...:0 Eli, not so much. He can't haz, makes his guts unnhappy! Poo-puddles...uck.
2012-11-25 05:22:35 PM  
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vudutek: tigerose: the owner comes out with a regular entree size dish of goat curry, and told my kid, "I made some goat for you". How awesome was that!

Thanks for the unintentional chuckle.... ;-)


I totally did not catch that until you brought it up! That is indeed lolsome!

/was too busy pondering the idea of roasted garlic naan - should be so easy it's stupid, but yummy
//the best foods are usually the most simple foods
2012-11-25 05:19:40 PM  
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tigerose: Real Women My family would welcome you and crew with open arms and sauce pans! Lol! I looove to cook, and am always up for something new. My family eats "adventurously"...for example..my son love goat curry. We get it at the local Indian restaurant that has a lunch buffet..you could eat yourself silly there, and the naan is freshhotoffthegriddlenommmmm! One of the owners walks around with a plate and gives you refills..Awesome place! We went this Friday, and the waiter told us there wasn't any goat.(they remember him, and that he likes goat).. My kid said, that's ok...and we filled our plates. Well, about 10 mins later, the owner comes out with a regular entree size dish of goat curry, and told my kid, "I made some goat for you". How awesome was that! Needless to say he got a biiig tip!

And then we can talk about squid...:)


And we love cooking with other people! It's why so many of us gather at a friend's house for fun kitchen adventures. Her family is loaded, so she has this huge kitchen that would make a restaurant owner jealous. Plenty of room for all. The new ideas and influences are always inspiring and we have a blast. New people aren't always sure what's going on when we really get going, but they always want another invite later. I think it just takes a while for folks to get used to us, not to mention her herd of five or six cats that are always lurking nearby, hoping one of us will drop something. Which happens. A lot. Oops! *giggles*

I don't think I've ever done anything with squid other than calamari, so that would be an adventure. I'm sure there have to be some Norwegian squid recipes, I just can't recall ever having any there and probably wouldn't try it anyway considering traditional Norwegian food and its weirdness to my CalMex eating and therefore acclimated taste buds. I'll have to go through my Scandinavian cookbooks later and check.

Calamari is so rarely done well (as are scallops and a host of other delicate things). I always thought I didn't like it until a friend of mine took me to a place where it was perfect. It wasn't chewy at all. It was delicate and tender, the batter wasn't too heavy - more like a tempura, really - and the dipping sauce portions made it obvious you weren't supposed to drown your food in it, just enhance the flavor. It took me a couple of tries, but I did at least get the cooking times down. They're shockingly short. Again, just like scallops. I think we went to that place at least once a month until they closed. I had a sad when they closed. :'-(
2012-11-25 04:47:08 PM  
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tigerose: Real Women.. durn now you made me hungry! Lol! Tonight we are going to have Turkey Curry with carrot, onion,cali-flower (how do you spell that anyway!) and spuds. Ommm nom...I'm using left-over Japanese curry mix...should use up a nice bit of the leftover Turkey. Anything left over will be Minestrone Soup.


I tend to have that "I'm hungry now" effect on people. If I'm home, I'm either on the internet or playing in the kitchen. If I'm on the internet, I just might be cruising for recipes so I can get some inspiration before peering into the pantry and refrigerator. It doesn't help that some of my best friends - yes, even the Heathen, metal head types - are just like me. If a whole bunch of us were to show up at your house one day, we'd probably cook everything in it while singing heavy metal songs and random cries of "Hail Odin!", just because we could. You would not be sorry. We are a silly, rowdy bunch of aging kids, but we can cook!

I love cauliflower, but perhaps the greatest blasphemy I've ever seen in my life was a Mollie Katzen recipe (she's a vegan, from Moosewood restaurant fame, I believe) was cauliflower stuffed enchiladas. OK. I get it. Vegans don't do cheese. BUT!!! I am going to make the spicy Mexican pickled cauliflower with the cauliflower and put something proper, like cheese, in my enchiladas.

The curry sounds delish, btw. I'd use a red curry because I like spicy. The gods themselves couldn't save us if the GoGo Beastie got some of that by accident or design, though. The cops would show up to find an entire family from very elderly woman to her great grandson dead of some sort of noxious poisoning and a very large cat with a tiny "meow" looking at them. Little would they know she is still locked and loaded...

/that cat produces some foul odors sometimes
//wanted to call a HAZMAT team once
2012-11-25 04:40:07 PM  
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AlienDandelion: Annnnnd I'm jumping in for a bit.
Looong night last night.
I borrowed a cat and he caught two mice last night and possibly a 3rd this morning.
He tried to share one with me last night *ugh* thanks but uhh no thanks you can haz it all.
Trying to keep myself occupied while trying to do these tests - I'm hoping the mega boatload of stress
I let myself get into last night and lack of sleep hasn't completely screwed them up - not ones I'd like to have
to redo if I can help it any time soon :/

Sorry for being such a crabby Alien :(
This was done for me by QJ - suits me pretty well.
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I'm only vaguely familiar with your situation.
1st: That's pretty awesome that you can borrow a cat.
2nd: Shame on you for turning down a present. I bet it wasn't easy to catch.
3rd: Good luck on your tests!
2012-11-25 04:31:51 PM  
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CooperDaKat: Real Women Drink Akvavit: LOL! Love the skunk pics!

I have ALWAYS wanted a "Norwegian Snow Kitty" (another name for skunks). I even did a report on the care and handling of skunks for my pet care class.

Unfortunately, the bassackward laws of our state does not allow you to have one as a pet. You can have a cat or even a ferret, but a beautiful creature that is combination of both is somehow illegal.


And now, Norwegian Snow Kitties....

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When I was in Jr High School I used to babysit for a couple who had one as a pet. Flower (of course) was simply adorable! She must have been pretty young, because she wasn't very big. She would try to scare off strangers (me) by sitting under a chair and thump her front feet like she was playing the drums! It was so danged cute to see!
2012-11-25 04:30:56 PM  
1 votes:
Annnnnd I'm jumping in for a bit.
Looong night last night.
I borrowed a cat and he caught two mice last night and possibly a 3rd this morning.
He tried to share one with me last night *ugh* thanks but uhh no thanks you can haz it all.
Trying to keep myself occupied while trying to do these tests - I'm hoping the mega boatload of stress
I let myself get into last night and lack of sleep hasn't completely screwed them up - not ones I'd like to have
to redo if I can help it any time soon :/

Sorry for being such a crabby Alien :(
This was done for me by QJ - suits me pretty well.
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2012-11-25 04:16:29 PM  
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Real Women.. durn now you made me hungry! Lol! Tonight we are going to have Turkey Curry with carrot, onion,cali-flower (how do you spell that anyway!) and spuds. Ommm nom...I'm using left-over Japanese curry mix...should use up a nice bit of the leftover Turkey. Anything left over will be Minestrone Soup.
2012-11-25 04:08:21 PM  
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laulaja:, Norwegians, Swedes, Danes - those are all Scandinavians, but also Norse. The other Norse (Nordic) countries would be places like Iceland, Faroe Islands, Finland, I think technically Estonia as well (basically cousins/brothers to the Finnish folks) but they spent many years as part of the former Soviet Union, so I have no idea how well that association held up. It's very confusing. My sister could probably roll her eyes at me and explain it all again, but despite my Norwegian heritage I consider myself a Californian. I was born and raised here, so of course I'm a Cali girl!

Speaking of Cali girls, I just had a fun cooking time with my brand new wannabe sous chef, the potential serial killer kitteh GoGo Beastie! We had so much food left over because everyone who came over for TD brought stuff with them, I have to do something with that turkey, STAT. So, in true Cali girl fashion, I grabbed some mole out of my condiment fridge, added some chicken stock to loosen it up, shredded turkey went in there, some roasted garlic, roasted onion - turkey mole! I made some rice, got out some queso blanco stuck it all into a tortilla, grilled the whole thing and boom! The Cali Girl's Turkey Day burrito!

Then I decided we would need an appetizer first. So, turkey nachos? Nah. Too easy. So I grabbed out the last of my homemade aioli, plopped it in my mini processor, added in some canned chipotle and adobo I keep in the freezer, a bit of lime juice, a touch of salt, some agave syrup for balance and let 'er rip. Chipotle aioli. Easy peasy. I chopped up some more turkey and tossed it together. Then I took a baguette, sliced it, brushed garlic infused olive oil on it, toasted the slices and started assembling. So on each piece I put some of the Chipotle Aioli Turkey, added some crispy bacon, a tiny bit of my pico de gallo, queso blanco (love cheese!), popped it in the oven again for a few minutes and finished it off with a Habanero finishing salt from Beyond the Shaker. Ta-Da! Chipotle Turkey Bruschetta!

If that's not the Nordic "don't waste anything" combined with my native California "where's the taco truck? I hear it but I can't see it!" I don't know what is.

The whole time, the GoGo Beastie was right under my feet. Isn't it your nap time young fuzzy lady? I know she wanted more gravy, her favorite thing in the world, but she wasn't getting any after what it did to the litter box upstairs. The stench was horrific.

My snack and lunch experiments, while simple, were deemed absolutely delicious by all who tasted of them.

/so proud because I didn't die tripping over the cat while tripping through the kitchen
2012-11-25 04:05:47 PM  
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Gremie is getting more exersize today. I rearranged the furniture in the living room. That means he has to climb every piece of furniture and check the distance between pieces so he doesn't fall when he runs around the house. He has been doing practice runs all afternoon. He's so easily entertained. 
I can move anything except this chair it has to stay by a window or Gremie gets bent out of shape about it.
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2012-11-25 03:59:29 PM  
1 votes:

micromedic: sherpa,
My thoughts exactly! We are both working Christmas and won't see each other for a good part of the whole week, so the big tree is in retirement for this year... hence the tacky tree! I'm still finishing it! AND IT SHALL BE MAGNIFICENT!!!


I kinda like the tacky tree. Reminds me of Charley Brown's Christmas...I am assuming you have that sucker tied down? My Mom still ties/tapes her tiny tree to the table. It is just the right height for climbing..and every one of our cats have done it!
2012-11-25 03:56:36 PM  
1 votes:
sherpa,
My thoughts exactly! We are both working Christmas and won't see each other for a good part of the whole week, so the big tree is in retirement for this year... hence the tacky tree! I'm still finishing it! AND IT SHALL BE MAGNIFICENT!!!
2012-11-25 03:48:27 PM  
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Comfort Food

You are Comfort Food
For my Soul.

You feed
My Heart.

The Warmth
Of your presence,

Enlightens
My Spirit.

My whole being,
Expands,
Soaked in your love.

Requires of me,
Gentleness.

Thoughtfulness,
Commitment.

You enhance my life.
With paws and fur.

Whiskers
To brush my face.
When wet with tears.

Bright eyes
Turn to me
When I laugh.

You share my life,
Some how,

Thank you,
Is not enough.

tigerose 11/25/12
2012-11-25 03:29:21 PM  
1 votes:
GoodNCrazy meant before to say that I am so sorry for your loss. I had a kitteh cross the rainbow bridge that way. No matter how old they are, it still hurts so very much. If we can be of help, let us know. We're here.

Maybe tell us more about your kitteh. What is your favorite "smile"?

My favorite "smile" with my Aiko kitteh was that she would come running when I would do my vocal rehearsals..she would cry at me, and bite me if she could. Always a critic!

And for Punkin..well, I still think of my son, who was a toddler, lying on top of her as she lounged on the hassock. Didn't bother her one bit! :)
2012-11-25 03:25:51 PM  
1 votes:

sherpa18: spinach gunk: sherpa18: I'm doomed. Dragon's admirable appreciation for spinach gunk has been duly noted. ;) Hope he (and you!) are gonna be ok during the aftermath though. Poor Dragon -- hope the tum-tum jiffy-lube will have been worth it for him. :op

Yeah, it was probably the cream that attracted him, but he actually ate the spinach too. And I was worried about the hushpuppy - like effect, and it never even occurred to me that it might give him the runs, I am happy to say it did not!

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good to hear that Dragon is not suffering the consequences of his gluttony! One year my Mom was making Pierogi..which cheese and potato filling. She left the bowl on the table so that she could answer the phone, and when she turned around the cat had his face buried in the bowl...I'm almost afraid to tell you that we did not throw it away...just removed the obviously nommed bits! Lol! And yeah, our family was like that.
2012-11-25 02:49:53 PM  
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2012-11-25 12:59:32 PM  
1 votes:
Another name for skunks

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2012-11-25 10:44:22 AM  
1 votes:
Good Meowning! I am willing to bet I have resolved the skunk under the tool shed problem, no shovels needed. I stayed up alllll night after watching the little darling leave and boarding up the opening to his or her home. Then, I waited, moving to the porch in the wee hours and sitting silently in the dark for hours. Just as I suspected, just before dawn it returned, found its front door blocked, searched around a bit, then simply created a new entrance. Little bugger is under there right now getting its beauty sleep.

How does this resolve the problem? Easy! I told my mom this morning the new pet (ha!) had come home and convinced her that all the boarding up in the world would not help. I told her that I had seen Spot (my name for the skunk) coming from the direction of the neighbor's house. Since they have dogs, I'm guessing there's food out there and that's why Spot likes hanging out at our place. They sometimes (depending on weather) take their dogs in at night, but during the day when Spot wants to sleep, they're ALWAYS outside, so of course he/she comes over here. So, mom is going to talk to the neighbor lady who complained and explain to her that it's not "our" skunk, it is simply the result of them leaving food out, the skunk going into a food coma under our tool shed later. I'm sure my mom will handle it much better than I would, because I'd probably add a little "in your FACE" type of gloating dance in there as well.

What the offender/my new pet may look like in the daylight:
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Off to make a breakfast, get moar koffee and do a well deserved "I so know I won this one already" victory dance in the garage while smoking. 

/Spot is very cute at night while waddling around sniffing things, btw.
2012-11-25 09:11:27 AM  
1 votes:

AlienDandelion: I have a !(@)!#(! mice infestation.


Ewww...hate those little things! ACK!! Don't just vacuum up the droppings...get them damp first with a bleach and water spray. That stuff can make you really sick!
2012-11-25 04:35:17 AM  
1 votes:

lilyspad: Sorry for the rant......I guess I am just frustrated with the holiday stuff, and my computer, and everything! I think I'll go watch tv for a while.....check back with you all later....


Can't speak for the others but I worked retain (Target) once from early Nov - end of Jan. Never, ever going to happen again if I can avoid it. I totally know where you're coming from. Tea and cute kittens help, as does a large amount of alcohol.
2012-11-25 12:13:41 AM  
1 votes:

lilyspad: Real Women Drink Akvavit: I hate when you have to be nice at work when someone is being, well, a total jerkface

Yeah, but the thing is...I'm really good at it! My regular customers love me....it's the people who only show up for the sales that are jerks. There is a saying in retail, but it works for other businesses as well. "We love to see ALL of our customers....sometimes it's when they come in the door, and sometimes it's when they go out". :D


I LOVE that saying and am so going to tell my sister (and all my buds) when she gets back from her BFs house. I'm glad you're good at and like your job! So many people either aren't or don't - or both.

lilyspad: Real Women Drink Akvavit: And now, a cat, doing the kind of job I should be doing, right now.

I am always amazed with people who can be chefs. I like to cook, and my friends enjoy it when I do, but I don't have the patience to be a chef. It's kindof like when I was really young. All I ever wanted to do in my life was be a florist. Long story short.....when I finally got the opportunity, I HATED IT!!! Because I was always on someone else's time schedule! I had to do it! Not for myself, or because I thought it would make someone happy, but because it was required to be done at a certain time to THEIR specifications, and not mine. Wasn't fun after that. I still do it on my own...when I want to and feel like it.

There I go ranting again.....sorry guize! I'll check out for now. See you all in the morning.... :D!


You have to work yourself up the ladder, even if you did go to culinary school (which I did not - I'm part of that about half that never did), but once you make it to Chef de Cuisine or even Executive Chef, it's easier. You can delegate to your poor, overworked, heavily scheduled commis (line chefs). If you are good to them, they will be good to you, so that helps as well. (I'm not the "they must yell 'yes chef' at me when I tell them something" types) I guess I'm just used to that kind of work. A lifetime of such things will do that to ya!
2012-11-25 12:02:35 AM  
1 votes:

Real Women Drink Akvavit: And now, a cat, doing the kind of job I should be doing, right now.


I am always amazed with people who can be chefs. I like to cook, and my friends enjoy it when I do, but I don't have the patience to be a chef. It's kindof like when I was really young. All I ever wanted to do in my life was be a florist. Long story short.....when I finally got the opportunity, I HATED IT!!! Because I was always on someone else's time schedule! I had to do it! Not for myself, or because I thought it would make someone happy, but because it was required to be done at a certain time to THEIR specifications, and not mine. Wasn't fun after that. I still do it on my own...when I want to and feel like it.

There I go ranting again.....sorry guize! I'll check out for now. See you all in the morning.... :D!
2012-11-24 11:43:16 PM  
1 votes:

lilyspad: Real Women Drink Akvavit: My mom went into Kmart a few days before Black Friday to ask about a Wii-U for my son (who is a grown man, but hey, I play video games too, so...) She didn't care if they were on sale or anything, didn't even know they were advertising them, she just wanted his old Wii for her stuff. So not only have we corrupted my mother, she is willing to drop bucks to get the 32 gig version for my son and not get killed trying to get a deal. The guy in electronics told her they only got two - TWO! - and they were both already gone. That is just insane. Especially if they're advertising them. For pity's sake, don't do that to your employees! I know it's probably a manufacturer/distribution problem at the base of it, but then don't advertise it if you know you're not likely to get elebentygazillion of them.

yes, I totally agree with that. But the thing is...I work in a hardware store. And we have several items that we purchase (ahead of time...usually MONTHS) that are mostly hardware-related. Now if we get 50 of something....that is priced really good...most people will show up on the first day of the sale so they can get one. If a person shows up a day and a half later, and still wants that item, it's probably gonna be gone. And then they get mad at ME, because I'm the head cashier and the one up front telling them that they are gone. And I just really want to say..."maybe you should have showed up yesterday when the sale started"...but I can't. I have to be nice.... :D


I hate when you have to be nice at work when someone is being, well, a total jerkface. That's part of the reason I always work the back of the house. My sister was the waitress and worked the front of the house. She has this amazing ability to give it right back and people are afraid of her or are simply not expecting it, so they stfu and eat their food. She was always tipped very well, too. It amazes me to this day.

I really hope I can find a new job soon so we can work in the same place. We work very well together. The kind of work she does - easy to find a job. The kind I do - not so much. And now, a cat, doing the kind of job I should be doing, right now.

cl.jroo.me
2012-11-24 11:34:47 PM  
1 votes:
Here's my rescued black cat, Sami...with a horrible case of bedhead:

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Don't tell her I posted this, she would be piiisssseeeed.
2012-11-24 11:05:08 PM  
1 votes:

Real Women Drink Akvavit: My mom went into Kmart a few days before Black Friday to ask about a Wii-U for my son (who is a grown man, but hey, I play video games too, so...) She didn't care if they were on sale or anything, didn't even know they were advertising them, she just wanted his old Wii for her stuff. So not only have we corrupted my mother, she is willing to drop bucks to get the 32 gig version for my son and not get killed trying to get a deal. The guy in electronics told her they only got two - TWO! - and they were both already gone. That is just insane. Especially if they're advertising them. For pity's sake, don't do that to your employees! I know it's probably a manufacturer/distribution problem at the base of it, but then don't advertise it if you know you're not likely to get elebentygazillion of them.


yes, I totally agree with that. But the thing is...I work in a hardware store. And we have several items that we purchase (ahead of time...usually MONTHS) that are mostly hardware-related. Now if we get 50 of something....that is priced really good...most people will show up on the first day of the sale so they can get one. If a person shows up a day and a half later, and still wants that item, it's probably gonna be gone. And then they get mad at ME, because I'm the head cashier and the one up front telling them that they are gone. And I just really want to say..."maybe you should have showed up yesterday when the sale started"...but I can't. I have to be nice.... :D
2012-11-24 10:56:24 PM  
1 votes:
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2012-11-24 10:54:25 PM  
1 votes:
"Cats are independent, they don't listen, they don't come in when you call, they like to stay out all night, and when they're home they like to be left alone and sleep. In other words, every quality that women hate in a man, they love in a cat. " -- unknown source.

So true...
2012-11-24 10:38:01 PM  
1 votes:

lilyspad: Whew! Finally got caught up on the thread! Nice to see new people posting! (well, newer than ME anyway). Lots of very pretty kitties today!

Man...what a day! Working retail is all great and that, but boy, some people are just stooopid! PLUS! We are having a Thanksgiving weekend sale, and most of the items are "limited quantities", as in it's all we have on hand. Imagine some people's surprise that we ran out of some things YESTERDAY!!!! Sheesh....and then get pissed because we can't get any more.

It's good to be back among "civilized people"... :D


My mom went into Kmart a few days before Black Friday to ask about a Wii-U for my son (who is a grown man, but hey, I play video games too, so...) She didn't care if they were on sale or anything, didn't even know they were advertising them, she just wanted his old Wii for her stuff. So not only have we corrupted my mother, she is willing to drop bucks to get the 32 gig version for my son and not get killed trying to get a deal. The guy in electronics told her they only got two - TWO! - and they were both already gone. That is just insane. Especially if they're advertising them. For pity's sake, don't do that to your employees! I know it's probably a manufacturer/distribution problem at the base of it, but then don't advertise it if you know you're not likely to get elebentygazillion of them.

Customers are indeed stoooopid. But so is management/marketing in a lot of retail.

/glad I am a culinary professional
//AWAY from the customers
2012-11-24 10:27:03 PM  
1 votes:

lilyspad: I_fling_poo: I tend to learn something new every single day from Pedro.
Today's lesson: if you leave a cup of chamomile tea (no sugar) to get cold while keeping up with Caturday, don't be surprised if a certain little shiat chihuahua drinks it for you.
What a chihuahua may look like while drinking cold herbal tea:

Well "DUH"! You left it on the floor!!


Nah, I took the photo afterwards...figured he already drank from it, why not let him finish it? ;)
2012-11-24 10:19:52 PM  
1 votes:

I_fling_poo: I tend to learn something new every single day from Pedro.
Today's lesson: if you leave a cup of chamomile tea (no sugar) to get cold while keeping up with Caturday, don't be surprised if a certain little shiat chihuahua drinks it for you.
What a chihuahua may look like while drinking cold herbal tea:
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chamomile tea is supposed to have some sedative like qualities so maybe it will calm him down a little.
Since I got Gremie I had start drinking from a travel mug otherwise he is face down in whatever I'm drinking
and if it has ice cubes that's a bonus.
2012-11-24 10:12:41 PM  
1 votes:

Mrs CDK: Alien...Sorry you couldn't sleep last night but I enjoyed reading your posts this morning :o)

**Faust singing picture** That is also one of my favorite pics of Faust. I have many though...

**derpy Butter pics** Yes, Butter definitely has the derp and she knows it...hahaha

Good luck on the rest of your weekend tests. I hope you studied! ;-)

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HAHAHA!
I wish I was doing testing this weekend for like a course or something.
But alas..not this Alien.
My tests are all of the medical highlyembarassingtohavetosithereandcollectsamples kind this weekend.
/totally for once I wish I had a penis...it would make some of this much, much easier...

//tmi!!!
2012-11-24 09:02:14 PM  
1 votes:
Farktastique:
/Cockeye: most popular pet in the neighborhood now
//Crazy guy: still a bag of dirty dicks, but an impotent one


reneau.smugmug.com

I did that to a guy on a construction job that had a big, bad, truck with glass-pack mufflers on it.
Spot welded a metal Drum Majors whistle onto an 8 inch piece of metal stock, then shoved it up his
exhaust pipe with a broom handle. That fancy, expensive new truck sounded like a '64 VW with burned valves.
weeeeeee-eeeee-eeeeeeeee-eeeeeeeet!
All the way through the project every day!
It drove him nuts!
2012-11-24 08:53:56 PM  
1 votes:
I decided to have Louie (the cat with pee issues) stay at the vets this next week while I am out of town. I hope they are good with that, I hope they will be.......I'm ASSUMING they will be. I fear that the pet sitter won't see if he has issues. I have 5 cats, I know them well, I can tell when one is feeling 'off'. She doesnt know them and doesn't know their patterns. I don't want something really bad to happen due to someone missing something.

I am freaking STRESSED.

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2012-11-24 07:20:00 PM  
1 votes:
iams baaack!
home safe and sound from meh-jico...
will catch up after welcome home skritches and...
"wherethehellhaveyoubeeniknowmybowlisfullbutitneedstoberefilledbyYOU"

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2012-11-24 07:19:40 PM  
1 votes:
I am quite proud of myself this evening. I managed to change out the kitchen faucet and almost complete a garbage disposal replacement. I'm stuck on the very last step, don't have the upper body strength and manipulation to hold the disposal in place while turning the locking ring. Mom suggested I try using the jack from my car to hold it while I turn the ring. Good idea, too damn cold to go outside and dig for it tonight :)
2012-11-24 05:26:09 PM  
1 votes:

spinach gunk: AlienDandelion: spinach gunk: professional_vampire: 2.5 hours shopping, bought nothing! How pathetic am I?

Not at all! Think of all the money you saved!
Thankfully you didn't get trampled while you were buying nothing, that would have really sucked.
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were you downtown today at all?
it was freakin cray cray!
Vancouver totally partook of Black Friday - it was like Boxing Day here...only...early... O_O
/makes one feel extra tiny when trying to get to the train through the masses....
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Oh Christ no.... I hate crowds and don't have a lot of spending money anyway. You're very brave venturing into the crazed herds of shoppers! I can imagine it was rather mental. I've never seen Canadian retailers push Black Friday like they have this year. I guess they're afraid we'll abandon them and all go cross-border shopping in the US with our strong Canadian dollar. Competition is fierce. I'd rather sit at home in front of the internet any day! Hope you managed all right out there. :)

Couldn't have gone downtown if I wanted to today anyway -- this cold I have is creeping into bronchitis territory. Was feeling almost better yesterday morning, then started coughing brains out all last night and today, I'm all full of gunk and I'm getting that weak tired kicked in the chest feeling. I think it will be the icky walk-in clinic for me tomorrow. :op That's what I get for quitting smoking, lol.

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As long as I have Caturday, tea, and vitamin C, I won't be unhappy. :)


yeah I would have avoided downtown completely, well any vicinity of any store really - except all the redoing of my tests are happening at St. Paul's Hospital so I have no choice :/
weknowmemes.com
/what I felt just trying to make it to the train station...

Please get better soon!!! please!!!!
www.catster.com
s3.amazonaws.com
2012-11-24 05:20:45 PM  
1 votes:
...
0_o
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2012-11-24 04:17:19 PM  
1 votes:

MoronLessOff: in2it: Cute game to waste some time 

Feline related

Well...I guess I'll see you all again next week. Good bye productivity!


Well, I'm back. I caught him. Not going to stop me from playing again though.
2012-11-24 04:05:26 PM  
1 votes:

Farktastique: The Ice Queen: If bag of dirty dicks did that to my parents, he'd need surgery to remove my crutch from a certain part of his anatomy.

He made my mother cry. Huge, sobbing tears. I report his erratic driving whenever I happen to see him driving home from his local watering hole. He's got two previous DUIs on his record, and a third will put him over the top... only a matter of time. Walking the cat is spiteful and petty, but you don't fark with my mommy and my kid.


Ooh! I do like your style! And your cat is awesome. If you are lucky, God will give you a front row seat when Karma bites this guy in the bucket! (ebil laugh)...
2012-11-24 01:58:48 PM  
1 votes:
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Maxim, chilling on the futon. The shelter we got him from, the ARL-IA, has a "Black Cat Club" program that promotes black cats getting adopted, and so far it's really helped! He and his sister Yuki are really getting along well - except now they've developed the habit of waiting outside the bathroom everytime someone goes in there, occasionally sticking paws under the door -_- It makes taking a shower interesting.
2012-11-24 01:16:22 PM  
1 votes:
Gentle Caturdayians, a skunk question. We have a skunk living underneath our tool shed. A neighbor's dog was sprayed by a skunk last night, so of course she came by and complained about "our skunk". Dude! It's a wild animal! You can't prove it was "our" skunk anyway. But in an effort to keep the peace, the poor skunk must be evicted.

My plan: wait until monday and get a free humane trap from animal control. Catch the critter then release it elsewhere, with hope in our hearts that no one (and no vehicle) gets skunked.

My mom's plan: "You are a grown woman! Get your butt out there with a shovel and dig it out and board up the entrance!" *stomps off to go shopping*

Now, I know skunks are nocturnal, so I am understandably hesitant to do this. I don't know anyone who wouldn't be cranky if they got woke up that way. So, in order to appease my mom and evict said skunk pronto, what other options are there, if any? I think she expects it to be gone before dinnertime, which I think is more unrealistic than an 8 bit video game.

*sigh* There are a lot of advantages to having your whole multi-generational family in one house. Every once in a while though....
2012-11-24 12:40:22 PM  
1 votes:
Happy Caturday everybody! I hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving, and that much turkey was shared with our furry overlords! (Fozzie got some, but the kitties weren't around at clean up, so they have not, yet.)

A couple of weeks ago, we had an unexpected visitor show up at the DV Shelter where I spend my Tuesday nights and Saturdays. Being that we are a safe house, and nobody is supposed to know where we are, and anybody who shows up will likely be taken away with the help of the County's finest, it's been quite a surprise that this guest has lingered! It may be because she's so freakin' cute and cuddly and the residents just adore her...

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There are no furkids allowed in the house, so she's been staying outside, but several of the staff, along with some of the residents, have fixed up a nice, cozy house for her. She gets fed and adored, so she's stuck around. One of my co-workers here works with Voices for Animals and has contacted the local no-kill shelter and will be taking her in to (a) see if she's been reported lost - she's young, likely just about a year and very friendly and (b) if not, have her spayed and get her vaccinated. The residents here love having a kitty, but there's no structure to what she gets fed and this morning I dumped turkey bones out of an otherwise empty food bowl! I already had to ask one well-meaning caretaker to please not give her evaporated milk! Anyway - if she's truly a stray and she turns out negative for all the nasty contagious things that I don't want shared with my crew, I may just end up with a new kitty! There are a couple of other people here who are interested - they maintain that she'd be happier as an indoor / outdoor kitty and while that may be, it is just not possible in my neighborhood, so she may end up going with one of them for that reason.
2012-11-24 12:33:27 PM  
1 votes:
My cats have always been black; all this time I thought I was hogging them.

www.nytmare.org
2012-11-24 10:22:06 AM  
1 votes:

AlienDandelion: yobbery: Happy Thanksgiving and Caturday!

What a cat who had too much turkey might look like. (although he didn't have his yet)
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Hahaha oh Agent B :3
I keep forgetting...do you guys know what breed him and Wolf are?
/Goldfish Memory...it lies in wait...and attacks without notice..


All my cats are purebred rescue mutts. The best kind IMHO.

Another thanksgiving shot.
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This is now Wolf's favorite spot. We put a towel down between our computers so he could have somewhere to crash while we were on the PCs. As you can see it's clearly not enough space.
2012-11-24 09:55:17 AM  
1 votes:

Mrs CDK: Let's not forget the beautiful Princess Missy. She's almost all black...


j.wigflip.com
2012-11-24 09:51:11 AM  
1 votes:

serialsuicidebomber: If only I had a python.......


i877.photobucket.com
2012-11-24 08:58:53 AM  
1 votes:

lilyspad: Speaking of that...does anyone else do a "theme" or specific color for Christmas besides me? I've done that ever since I worked in a floral shop years ago.....I always do my tree in a different color each year.


We do, but it's the same theme each year: silver and blue. My in-laws do white and silver. My mom does anything and everything including all the ornaments her children and grandchildren have made over the years.
2012-11-24 01:33:36 AM  
1 votes:

ohnonotfloridaagain: Happy day after Thanksgiving :)

If you have not yet read Fiona Apple's letter to fans about why she is postponing the South American leg of her tour, read it here

And an oldie from me

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oh my...that is such a heart-wrenching note she wrote.
You can just feel exactly as she does.
If I was in her place I would definately do the same - any haters be damned.
/*sniff*
2012-11-23 10:28:53 PM  
1 votes:

sherpa18: Mrs CDK: ohnonotfloridaagain...thank you so much!!!! I made this special Butter anigif for you. Hopefully it will bring you a smile :o)  Ack...it was too big. Here's the link...Butter is getting dizzy

You obviously forgot to clarify the butter. *snort* *giggle*

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Hehe...Butter needs lots of clarifying...LOL

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2012-11-23 06:28:32 PM  
1 votes:
There seems to be a plot locally to return us & some other folk to the days of our youths. Cincinnati Christkindlmarkt opened on Fountain Square, center of downtown, this afternoon. Runs til 7PM Sun eve. Only took til this century, there were of course scads of 'em in almost every town & city in W Germany during Plumbicon's military "career".
Turkey'll be done soon; right now looks as if we'll share mostly tomorrow. as Overlords & -Ladies were all hungry half an hour ago.
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This from TheOatmeal; Nikola Tesla mounted on large vociferous cat. Didn't find a credit for it, which is a pity.
2012-11-23 02:15:11 AM  
1 votes:
BWAHAHAHAHAAH


Death of Pie

Starring

Pie Fork Crumbs Your Face

and introducing

Guilt

Rated

PG - Pie Good


Hahahahahahahhahahahahhaa
2012-11-23 02:04:49 AM  
1 votes:

cretinbob: [farm8.staticflickr.com image 640x514]



OHHHHH what a darling baby cat!!
2012-11-23 01:21:52 AM  
1 votes:

domari: Stuffed here too, went to my sister's house and ate lots of yummy food. Cretinbob had to work, so he missed out on dinner. He works almost every holiday, on purpose. After reading all the hoopla on Facebook about boycotting companies who make their employees work on holidays, I just shake my head. My mom used to have to work holidays, so did Cretinbob and I. It wasn't the end of the world, really.

We also have some "Black" Friday kitty deals, we'll be at Petco this weekend where I hope some of these cuties will be noticed and adopted.
Raven Link has a potential adopter.
Nova Link is new here.
Coco Link has been here a while. All her kittens were adopted, but like most momma cats, sticks around because people usually want kittens and not adults.
Paco and Pepe Link one photo, identical brothers!

Lots of nice black kitties waiting for new homes.


Man I used to be the FIRST to volunteer to work holidays at the hospital...
I did it for so many years straight till a co-worker and I somehow ended up working a 14 day stretch right through Christmas Eve till New Years Day.
Hahaha! we got one hell of a paycheck - and then our boss was told "NEVER.AGAIN. Those two just got paid what your entire group would have gotten paid for two weeks regular work. Get other people to volunteer these two are blocked for the next how many years."
/man we were dead ass tired by the time the 14th day hit, but the following few days off were more welcomed hahaha
//good times...
///anyone want to hire an alien?
2012-11-23 01:14:09 AM  
1 votes:
Buwahhhh hahaha hahaha!!!
Oh man...I WISH I had seen this when Ben Hurr was still alive!
hahahaha!!!
images.japemonster.com
/I would have died laughing all the way :3
2012-11-23 01:12:04 AM  
1 votes:

cretinbob: [farm8.staticflickr.com image 640x480]


hahaha you just HAD to invoke your own mauling didn't you? :P
images.japemonster.com
2012-11-23 12:01:32 AM  
1 votes:

quantum_jellyroll: I was sitting on the porch earlier this afternoon, enjoying a stogie.
Minding my own business.
About that time, a stray cat walked up on the porch, looked at me,
wandered over towards me and then it jumped up onto my lap.

She buried her face into my whiskers, then climbed up my chest and gave me head bonks.
Then, she climbed up onto my shoulder and purred into my left ear for several minutes before
climbing back down onto my lap and inviting me to pet her.

She was so close, and the camera on my phone is so crappy that I wasn't able
to get any decent pictures to prove that it really happened. Oh well.

I got myself some actual "Furry Lovin"!

The kitteh in question...
[reneau.smugmug.com image 435x591]


D'awwww!!!
See?...told you I'd find a way to come harass you >;P
/I absolutely LOVE this picture so very much :3
//*hugs*
2012-11-22 11:47:05 PM  
1 votes:
I just read about the huge 100 car pile up down in Texas...
I hope our Family Members down there are ok and were not in that accident...
catmacros.files.wordpress.com

/oh...and happy Thanksgiving to all you in the US
2012-11-22 07:44:38 PM  
1 votes:
">tigerose: Quantum_jellyroll looks like you have been "friended". She must have been owned at some point to be so friendly. Maybe she wants you to love her and pet her and call her George? :)

Did someone say George.....


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My George :)
2012-11-22 07:16:07 PM  
1 votes:
Not to spoil the good spirit, but isn't part of the point of charging an adoption fee to actually add a sense of value to the animal? Shots and vet bills aside, I've heard more than one agency say they charge what they do so people don't adopt them willy-nilly, possibly resulting in the animal being abandoned.
 
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